Courtesy: Western Athletic Conference
Thursday, Nov. 8
- New Mexico State at Grand Canyon – 8 p.m. ET
- Cal Baptist at UT Rio Grande Valley – 8 p.m. ET
- Seattle U at Chicago State – 8 p.m. ET
- Utah Valley at UMKC – 8 p.m. ET
Saturday, Nov. 10
- Utah Valley at Chicago State – Noon ET
- Cal Baptist at New Mexico State – 1 p.m. ET
- Seattle U vs. UMKC – 2 p.m. ET
- Grand Canyon at Cal State Bakersfield – 4 p.m. ET
WAC STAT LEADERS
Kansas City leads the WAC in hitting percentage (.235), assists (12.78) and kills (13.57), while UT Rio Grande Valley is tops in service aces (1.47) and digs (17.17). NM State leads the WAC in opponent hitting percentage (.159) and Utah Valley is tops in blocks (2.59).
Individually, Kansas City’s Tyrecia Lukes leads the WAC in hitting percentage (.415), while Utah Valley’s Kazna Tarawhiti is the leader in kills (4.05) and points (4.51) and teammate Makaila Jarema is tops in blocks (1.60). CBU’s Natalie Zimmerer leads the WAC in assists (10.73), CSU Bakersfield’s Desiree Sukhov is tops in service aces (0.43) and Chicago State’s Megan Klavitter leads the league in digs (5.67).
In WAC matches only, Kansas City leads the league in hitting percentage (.239), assists (13.24) and kills (14.13), while UTRGV is tops in service aces (1.78) and digs (17.82). NM State is tops in opponent hitting percentage (.149) and Utah Valley leads the WAC in blocks (2.88).
Individually in WAC play, NM State’s Megan Hart leads the league in hitting percentage (.393), while UTRGV’s Ragni Steen Knudsen is the leader in kills (4.51) and points (5.02). Zimmerer leads the WAC in assists (10.79), Sukhov is tops in service aces (0.51) and Jarema leads the league in blocks (1.71). Seattle U’s Tijana Milojevic is tops in digs (5.74).
CSU’S KLAVITTER MOVES INTO WAC TOP 10 FOR DIGS IN A SEASON
With 607 digs this season, Chicago State’s Megan Klavitter moved into the WAC Top 10 for digs in a season and currently ranks eighth, two shy of seventh place. With a minimum of four matches remaining, at her current pace she would finish the season with 691 digs, which would break the all-time WAC record of 676 set by San Jose State’s Jessie Shull in 2006. Additionally, Klavitter’s career total of 1,445 digs ranks eighth in WAC history, 23 shy of seventh and 25 away from sixth.
KANSAS CITY’S 18 WINS RANKS THIRD ALL-TIME
Kansas City has now posted 18 wins this season, the third-most victories in school history. The team needs two wins to tie the 1999 team, which went 20-14. In 2014, the Roos won a program-record 24 matches.
CSUB RANKS IN TOP 10 FOR SERVICE ACES
CSU Bakersfield currently ranks 10th in program Division I history with 145 service aces this season. The ‘Runners are three shy of ninth place.
UVU KNOCKS OFF TOP-RANKED TEAM IN WAC AGAIN
With a three-set sweep at California Baptist and a thrilling come-from-behind five-set victory over NM State last week, Utah Valley has now knocked off the top-ranked team in the conference standings twice on the year, as well as defeated the three-time defending league champion NM State Aggies. The Wolverines previously defeated then first-place UT Rio Grande Valley in four sets at home on Oct. 11 and followed that up by knocking off then first-place CBU on Nov. 1 in straight sets. UVU then capped its stellar week by recording a 3-2 come-from-behind home victory over reigning conference champs and preseason favorite Aggies.
CSUB SETS PROGRAM RECORD FOR DIGS
As a squad, CSU Bakersfield recorded 97 digs in its match at Chicago State on Nov. 3. It was the most in Bakersfield’s Division I history for a four-set match.
UVU’S TARAWHITI SURPASSES 400 KILLS
Freshman outside hitter Kazna Tarawhiti became just the sixth player in Utah Valley’s NCAA Division I history to surpass 400 kills in a season on Nov. 3 against NM State, as she now has a total of 413 during her true freshman campaign. The 413 kills not only leads the WAC on the season but also ranks her fourth all-time in the single-season record books at UVU. The program’s all-time leader in kills, Kayli Doxey (1,600), is also UVU’s single-season record holder with 494 during the 2009 season.
FOUR WAC PLAYERS RANK AMONG NCAA ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS
Chicago State’s Lauryn Dela Cruz currently ranks seventh among NCAA active career leaders in attacks per set (11.19). Meanwhile, UT Rio Grande Valley’s Ragni Steen Knudsen ranks 24th in kills per set (3.71) and 44th in total kills (1,250), teammate Alexandra Ecker ranks 41st in sets played (451) and NM State’s Tatyana Battle ranks 41st in total kills (1,288).